The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 66 57 60
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.15% 1.84% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 9.91% 13.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 13
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +1.19%
MPLS
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
154 111 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.51% 18.59% 16.58%
Number of salaries quoted 124 87 92
Average salary £39,600 £37,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.02% +13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

MPLS
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Cardiff region.

MPLS Salary Trend in Cardiff

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 8 (88.89%) WAN
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (77.78%) VoIP
3 6 (66.67%) Juniper
3 6 (66.67%) VPN
3 6 (66.67%) CCNP
4 4 (44.44%) CCNA
4 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
4 4 (44.44%) OSPF
4 4 (44.44%) BGP
4 4 (44.44%) Ethernet
4 4 (44.44%) Wireshark
4 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (44.44%) Firewall
5 3 (33.33%) Wireless
5 3 (33.33%) Frame Relay
5 3 (33.33%) Mitel
5 3 (33.33%) Blue Coat
5 3 (33.33%) ProxySG
5 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 3 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (33.33%) Welsh Language
5 3 (33.33%) LAN
5 3 (33.33%) Citrix
5 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (33.33%) vSphere

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) WAN
2 7 (77.78%) VoIP
3 6 (66.67%) VPN
4 4 (44.44%) OSPF
4 4 (44.44%) BGP
4 4 (44.44%) Ethernet
4 4 (44.44%) Firewall
4 4 (44.44%) Wireshark
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (33.33%) Wireless
5 3 (33.33%) Frame Relay
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (33.33%) LAN
6 2 (22.22%) ATM
6 2 (22.22%) PPP
6 2 (22.22%) RIP
6 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
6 2 (22.22%) VRRP
6 2 (22.22%) IPv4
6 2 (22.22%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
General
1 3 (33.33%) Welsh Language
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Debian
1 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
1 1 (11.11%) CentOS
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
2 3 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (33.33%) Line Management
2 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (22.22%) Network Design
3 2 (22.22%) Network Management
4 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) CCNP
3 4 (44.44%) CCNA
4 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) JNCIA
5 1 (11.11%) JNCIS
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) CCIE
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) ProxySG
1 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 3 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) Juniper
3 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
4 3 (33.33%) Mitel
4 3 (33.33%) Blue Coat
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 2 (22.22%) F5
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle
6 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 1 (11.11%) Brocade
6 1 (11.11%) SonicWALL